Clearview South March 2014 - Issue 148 - Page 72

hardware&security greenteQ Pulling Power from VBH Hardware distributer VBH has added stainless steel pull handles to the greenteQ hardware range. The series was developed by VBH in Germany, where doors are commonly fitted with key operated (wind-up) locks and pull handles have long been used in place of a lever handle set. The range consists of 9 basic designs, many of which are available with options of 90° or 45° projection, and with standard or extended legs. All greenteQ Pull Handles are manufactured from hard wearing 1.4301 austenitic stainless steel (grade 304-A2), which provides good resistance to weather- and pollution-associated corrosion. VBH advise that, depending on the design selected, the handles are available from 300mm–1800mm high and can be used either singularly or in pairs on many door materials including composite, PVCu, timber, aluminium and glass. More door manufacturers than ever are offering their customers more choice in terms of door style and operation in a bid to differentiate their products from the norm, thus achieving a higher value sale. This in turn leads to further options of locking system and furniture. Where pull handles were once the preserve of commercial doors they are now being specified on many domestic installations in the UK and Ireland. A full range of greenteQ cylinder rosettes, including rectangular, circular and security versions, is also available from VBH. The greenteQ Pull Handle series features in the latest greenteQ catalogue which can be requested by calling VBH Sales on 01634 263300. Alternatively, the catalogue can be downloaded from www. Carl F Groupco Folding Openers give Security to Schools Carl F Groupco reports that a consistently popular product range, particularly for school refurbishments, is the Caldwell folding opener series which gives secure, controlled opening for low and high level windows. Even through the recession, the folding openers have sold well particularly to the education sector with peak sales immediately prior to school holidays. Other markets supported by the product include hospitals, offices, sheltered housing and hotels. A large part of the products’ appeal is the safety benefits afforded with the ability to restrict openings. Additionally, the easy-to-use products, which are suitable for most PVCu, aluminium, timber and steel windows, provide secure locking and controlled ventilation in one simple operation. The folding opener series from Carl F Groupco gives secure, controlled opening Included in the folding opener range are two standard products: type 110 for high level pole operation and type 112 for low level operation. Extended folding openers are also available along with the full range of accessories. A silver anodised finish is provided as standard with coloured powder coated options as special orders. UAP release next generation of super smooth cylinders UAP Limited has released a new TS007:2012 1 star cylinder which offers increased security and a super smooth turning action. UAP has been working with renowned Locksmith Chris Belcher ,to develop the UAP ZeroLift Advance to replace the current UAP ZeroLift cylinder. The new cylinder uses a system of timing pins which control the physical timing when a cylinder 72 MAR 2014 is bumped. This system provides anti-bump security without the use of trap pins. The timing pins have replaced the previous bullet pin zero lift system and so the new cylinders have a much smoother turn and provide the flexibility of being able to key alike easily. UAP’s MD David Jennings said: “We have designed the UAP ZeroLift Advance to offer extra security against various forms of lock manipulation. The antibump, anti-snap, anti-drill and anti-pick features have all been enhanced. The biggest change is the new timing pins which are unlike anything else currently on the market. They provide an effective and safe solution to lock bumping.” Call 0161 796 7268 or email ‘They provide an effective and safe solution to lock bumping’ To read more, visit